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Acer Updates The Compact Juggernaut: Predator Orion 3000 Hands-On by Brett Howse

Acer Updates The Compact Juggernaut: Predator Orion 3000 Hands-On by Brett Howse

by Brett Howse on June 23, 2020 9: 45 AM EST

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  • Desktop
  • Acer
  • Intel
  • Predator

These days on the Next@Acer conference, Acer is announcing an updated model of their compact gaming desktop, the Predator Orion 3000, and the corporate used to be in a residing to ship us a pre-factory for a fingers-on. As here is a pre-factory, final performance is no longer but ideal-tuned, however we are in a position to proceed over the contemporary chassis create, as successfully as the internals of this mid-sized tower PC.

Acer Predator Desktop
  Orion 3000
CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor

10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor

GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX Alternatives:
GTX 1650
GTX 1660

NVIDIA RTX Alternatives:
RTX 2060
RTX 2060 Natty
RTX 2070 Natty

RAM As a lot as 64 GB DDR4-2666
Storage PCIe NVMe Alternatives:
128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB M.2 2280

2 x 3.5-scamper SATA bays
As a lot as 2 x 3 TB HDD

Networking Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Cooling Twin Predator Frostblade RGB followers
I/O – Rear 4 x USB 3.2
2 x USB 2.0
3.5 mm audio
I/O – Entrance 1 x USB Form-A
1 x USB Form-C
3.5mm audio
Dimensions 15.4 x 6.8 x 10.5 inches (HxWxD)
Starting Mark $999.99
Availability September 2020

Acer’s updated Orion 3000 chassis is a successfully-scheme out create, with some perfect features, and a compact and stylish create that will match successfully on any gaming desk. Acer offers the Orion 3000 with a gloomy perforated facet panel, otherwise that it’s possible you’ll also opt for an EMI compliant tempered glass facet should you desire to are attempting the RGB-lit interior. At 18 Liters, the Orion 3000 is furthermore surprisingly compact brooding regarding the extremely efficient formulation interior.


Conserving all the pieces chilly are two Predator “Frostblade” followers, with 16.7 million colours to bewitch from in the PredatorSense App. The RGB furthermore continues with two accent lights along the front of the case, and with or with out the positive facet panel, the lights is loads to form a glow round the plot. Powering up the plot used to be impressive, no longer ideal on yarn of the random RGB coloration scheme, however furthermore for the reason that Frostblade followers were tuned for a in actuality low noise level. The plot, at the same time as a pre-manufacturing sample, used to be virtually tranquil at indolent.

The Orion 3000 isn’t upright about style although. Acer has some mighty helpful formulation to their create as successfully. The tip of the case homes a built-in carrying contend with, which makes the dinky desktop very easy to dart round, and although I’m no longer sure if Acer came up with the postulate of including a headset holder built into the chassis, however it surely’s a ideal scheme and one I desire my maintain case supplied. The vitality button is terribly prominent and simple to entry, and for the contemporary create Acer has moved the front panel ports in the help of a dinky door to withhold them hid when no longer in employ. Whether or no longer or no longer you’d treasure them in the help of a door maybe is reckoning on how usually you use them, however the door appears treasure it can be eradicated with out too a lot effort.

As here is a pre-factory, the cable management is repeatedly adjusted severely in the following couple of months, however even so it did no longer impede airflow at all.

The case has room for two 3.5-scamper SATA drives, as successfully as an NVMe slot for the built-in storage, of which Acer is offering as a lot as 1 TB for the boot power. The plot can own a single PCIe x16 slot for the GPU, so any growth will must be over USB. There’s onboard Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6 to quilt any networking wants.

Acer will offer a large-vary of performance, with Core i5 and Core i7 devices, and as a lot as 64 GB of DDR4-2666 memory. On the GPU front, Acer is offering the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660, and RTX 2060, 2060 Natty, and 2070 Natty alternatives. The sample we were supplied featured a 500-Watt vitality supply, which should be loads to contend with all the pieces Acer is offering.

The redesigned Predator Orion 3000 shall be available in September, starting up at $999.99 USD.